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"Employers here don't understand that they can leverage young people like me," she says. "We have new ideas. Everyone talks about the need for Americans to innovate well, young people are able to innovate. We aren't locked into the same old way of doing things. Leverage us!"
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Last March I interviewed a remarkable young woman, Manpreet Kaur, by phone something I rarely do for this column because getting out and meeting people not only provides a fuller depiction of them, but is also more fun.
Companies in San Francisco, she says, "really focus on young people. In Sacramento, it's all about, 'How much experience do you have?'"
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A couple of weeks ago she contacted me and we scheduled three in person chats that I kept needing to postpone. We finally connected on Tuesday of this week and am I glad we did. First, let me state the obvious reason: She's a very pretty, self confident young woman, with one of the most direct speaking styles I've ever encountered in one so young (she turned 24 on Sept. 2). Second: Her take on the Sacramento job market, based on having gone through a battery of interviews (and an offer or two) takes me by such surprise that if I weren't sitting across from her at a Starbucks off Zinfandel Drive, I might have assumed her pronouncements are satirical. But despite having an easy, tuneful laugh, she is in dead earnest about the experiences she's been racking up.
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the San Francisco campus of Hult University and, on the side, leasing out several residential properties she owned. Getting together in person would have demanded the timing of a military sortie so we contented ourselves with a phone interview and follow up emails.
got back there in 45 minutes." The potential employer brought "about nine managers and line people" into a conference room and Kaur did her thing. It went over well, she recalls.
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